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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 17, 2010 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/29/71 IN THE news - Another fun clipping

I found a cool press clip about this show.

"1,000 at Concert Drink LSD-Spiked Cider"


"It was okay acid," she said, "but I feel sorry for anyone who took more than two sips."

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 17, 2010 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/29/71 IN THE news - Another fun clipping

This is another description from

May 29, 1971 is infamous for the fact that lots of people had an adverse reaction to the liquid refreshments, which were apparently distributed from a 35-gallon trash container set onto the concert floor during an intermission. 35 people were sent to the hospital "with all of the symptoms of bad trips." The mayhem is described by an eyewitness:

"A girl in front of us ... fell down on the floor and started to put things in her mouth. She would pick up tin cans, papers, socks, garbage and anything else that was on the floor. She threw up all over and then tried to take her clothes off. People were freaking out all over the place. It was like people were being shot down. People would fall down and struggle to get to their feet again. One guy fell on about five people and they all fell like dominoes. ... Time actually halted as if we were dead. Jane and I were the only ones standing in a five foot radius while the people around us were squirming on the floor like dying fish."
(from the Berkeley Barb paper)